Canine emergency after dog gets head stuck in gate

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A Pekingese pooch got into quite a pickle in Gildersome this afternoon after becoming trapped in a garden gate.

Owner, Pat Cole, dialled 999 as a last resort after eight-year-old Lily ran head first into the gate and became tightly lodged.

Technical rescue officer Ian Stead was quickly on the scene at around 2pm at Springbank Road Gildersome where Pat was visiting a relative.

Station Commander Stead used a tried and tested technique to tilt Lily by 90 degrees and dislodge her.

He said: “Pat was very pleased to have her precious pet back in her arms. We have seen this kind of scenario before and the same technique has been used by us in the past and it works well.”

Pat said: “He did a marvellous job, without him I would have still have been struggling with her. She was stuck for around 45 minutes in the end.

“I really did not want to have to ring the fire service. I tried to get her out for 15 minutes but she began to panic.”

Fortunately Lily was not hurt by her ordeal and is back home safe and sound.